The Pumpkin Eater DVD Anne Bancroft Peter Finch James Mason

The Pumpkin Eater is a 1964 British film which tells the story of a woman who finds herself with an unfaithful husband (her third husband) and pregnant with her seventh child, unsure of where life is taking her. It stars Anne Bancroft, Peter Finch and James Mason with Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Johnson, Maggie Smith, Eric Porter, Alan Webb and Yootha Joyce.

The film was adapted by Harold Pinter from the novel by Penelope Mortimer. It was directed by Jack Clayton.

Anne Bancroft - Jo Armitage
Peter Finch - Jake Armitage
James Mason - Bob Conway
Janine Gray - Beth Conway
Cedric Hardwicke - Mr. James - Jo's father
Rosalind Atkinson - Mrs. James - Jo's mother
Alan Webb - Mr. Armitage - Jake's father
Richard Johnson - Giles
Maggie Smith - Philpot
Eric Porter - Psychiatrist
Cyril Luckham - Doctor
Anthony Nicholls - Surgeon
John Franklyn-Robbins - Parson
John Junkin - Undertaker
Yootha Joyce - Woman at Hairdressers

Anne Bancroft won the award for Best Actress at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival. She was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.

Harold Pinter won the 1964 BAFTA award for Best British Screenplay.


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